Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
delivery. there's an item going into the vehicle. i know this looks like science fiction. it's not. >> wow. >> this is early. this is still years away. drops the package. >> there's the package. >> you come and get your package. >> we can do half hour delivery and we can carry objects up to 5 pounds which covers 86% of the items deliver. >> what's the range of the fulfillment center -- >> they could be a 10-mile radius from the center. it could cover vary yaus areas of the population. it won't deliver everything. these are electric motors, so this is all electric. it's very green. better than driving trucks around. this is all an r & d project. >> with drones there's somebody sitting in front of a screen. >> not these. they're autonomous. you give it instructions. >> what's the challenge? >> the hard part is putting all the redundancy all the reliability, all the systems you need to say, look this thing can't land on somebody's head while they're walking around in the neighborhood. >> it's not good. >> i don't want anyone thinking it's around the corner.
Dec 3, 2013 7:00am PST
behind their peers in other countries. the u.s. is now ranked 31st in math 24th in science, and 21st in reading. the assessment is based on a worldwide test taken last year by 6,000 american 15-year-olds. the test results show no improvement by u.s. students over the past decade. >>> time to show you some of this morning's headlines. "the wall street journal" says the number of banks in the united states are at their lowest level since the great depression. federally insured banks shrank to about 6900 in the third quarter, from a high of about 18,000. many smaller banks merged or simply collapsed. but overall bank deposits and assets are growing. >>> the "detroit free press" says a judge rules this morning on whether to allow the city's bankruptcy to proceed. about $18 billion in debt and liabilities must be dealt with. >> "the new york times" looks at soaring hospital charges. a day spent as an inpatient at an american hospital costs an average of more than $4,000. that is five times the cost in many other modern countries. a single stitch can cost $500. >> the